growth hormone

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growth hormone

noun

Definition of GROWTH HORMONE

1
:  a vertebrate polypeptide hormone that is secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland and regulates growth; also :  a recombinant version of this hormone —called also somatotropin

First Known Use of GROWTH HORMONE

1924

growth hormone

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GROWTH HORMONE

: a vertebrate polypeptide hormone that is secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland and regulates growth; also : a recombinant version of this hormone—called also somatotropic hormone, somatotropin; see human growth hormone

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